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Salvia 'La Mancha'
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sage 'La Mancha'

'La Mancha' is a bushy, evergreen shrub to 75cm tall with aromatic, mid-green foliage. The tubular flowers borne on upright stems from late spring into early autumn have a cream to pale yellow lower lip and a small, pink-tinged upper lip

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Yellow Pink Green
Summer Cream Yellow Pink Green
Autumn Cream Yellow Pink Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes

Name status

Unresolved

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Needs a sheltered position, but usually overwinters if given full sun and good drainage. Drought tolerant

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Coastal
  • Wall side borders
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 9 in spring

Pests

Leaves may be damaged by slugs, snails, rosemary beetle and leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease free

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